Dean G Whitehead

July 28, 1934January 23, 2023
Obituary of Dean G Whitehead
Dean G. Whitehead July 27,1934-January 23, 2023 Dean Whitehead, age 88 passed away peacefully the evening of January 23,2023 in Ventura CA. He was comforted by his wife, Mary Guzman-Whitehead. Dean was preceded in passing by his living siblings. Curtis, Jack and his sister, Sheryl Horzempa. Dean was born and raised in Jeannette PA and was born into a family of four children. He was known as the prankster of the family, and always seemed to be getting into some kind of mischief. When his sister Sheryl was born, he was fascinated by his baby sister and vowed to always take care of her. He was a wonderful brother. Dean had one daughter from a previous marriage, Lee N. who presently resides in Florida with her husband. When Dean completed his schooling, he enlisted and served in the US Air Force. It was in the military he received his training as an electrical maintenance engineer for aircraft. Dean served his country with honorable mention and was a veteran of the Korean war. After he was released from service, he moved to New York where he worked for American Airlines as a maintenance mechanic. Dean never enjoyed New York or the ”cold weather” so he decided to move to California. By the early 70s Dean was ready for a new profession. He went back to school to attain a real estate license and eventually became one of the top real estate brokers in the San Fernando Valley. He worked in real estate for over 30 years. In 2002 Dean then a widower met Mary Guzman, a school teacher, to assist her in a real estate transaction. They dated, fell in love and in 2005 they wed and went on to create a beautiful life for each other. Dean was passionate about two things; vintage cars and golf. He enjoyed collecting vintage cars and restoring them. He used his restored cars to meet people and drive clients to view properties. He always had great real estate stories to tell and jokes to entertain with. Dean was also an avid golfer. He loved the sport so much he attained a part-time job as a golf marshal at a golf course. It gave him opportunity to play a round of golf after work. In 2015, Dean was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and soon after that he retired from real estate and his part-time golf job. In 2018 Dean and his wife Mary decided to sell their home in Porter Ranch and purchase their retirement home in Ojai California. They both enjoyed the small community and beauty that Ojai offered. For those who knew Dean, he will always be remembered as a soft spoken elegant man, a great storyteller with a sense of humor, and just a “great guy”. He will be missed by all who knew him… There will be an intimate gathering of family & friends, “A Celebration of Life” in Dean’s honor.

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